I just got a ~2,400 hair transplant ("follicular unit micrograft") on December 19, 2005. This was my first surgical experience ever for anything. My experience could not have been better. The quality of service was outstanding - both from Dr. Jeffrey Epstein and his stellar staff. Though I live in Chicago , I decided on Dr. Epstein in Miami , and flew into Miami on Dec 18th the night before the procedure. My decision to go with Dr. Epstein was based on both the excellent reviews from past patients on this forum and very prompt email responses to my questions from Dr. Epstein and his staff. I was not disappointed. The facilities (at 6280 Sunset Drive, Miami ) are top notch and immaculately maintained. The service was excellent: I had a 7:00am appointment and I was attended to promptly - there were no "dead time" waiting delays and everyone was extremely courteous. Dr. Epstein advised me on the hair replacement strategy appropriate for my condition. The procedure went smoothly - though I was zoned out through most of it on my iPod (thanks to the Valium/Ambien combo). After the procedure, I spent the night in a nearby Marriott (where as Dr. Epstein's patient I received a special discounted room rate). There was absolutely no bleeding. I returned to the clinic the following morning for shampooing, and a final check-up by Dr. Epstein. By late afternoon Dec 20th, I was back in Chicago. It is now Dec 25th. No bleeding or pus to date and the healing is taking place rapidly. I will be back to work On January 2nd 2006 and I doubt that anyone will notice anything (I expect the bruises and scabs to be long gone).